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Wagga Wagga City

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Wagga Wagga City is forecast to grow from 24,907 in 2011 to 29,431 in 2026, with the average household size falling from 2.54 to 2.52 by 2026.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Wagga Wagga City. The period 2011 to 2026, as the short to medium term, is likely to be the most accurate and useful forecast information for immediate planning purposes.

It is important to look at the relationship between population and average household size. If the average household size is falling, then there will need to be growth in the number of households (and dwellings for them to live in) to maintain or grow the population.

Forecast population, households and dwellings
Wagga Wagga CityForecast year
Summary201120162021202620312036
Population61,80964,74868,77572,75776,54180,410
Change in population (5yrs)--2,9394,0283,9813,7853,868
Average annual change--0.93%1.21%1.13%1.02%0.99%
Households23,46424,82526,34027,85429,41430,960
Average household size2.542.522.522.522.522.51
Population in non private dwellings2,1652,2552,4052,5252,5252,645
Dwellings24,90726,24327,83129,43131,06832,706
Dwelling occupancy rate94.2194.6094.6494.6494.6894.66

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, July 2014.

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 2.51 2035 Average household size: 2.51 2034 Average household size: 2.51 2033 Average household size: 2.51 2032 Average household size: 2.52 2031 Average household size: 2.52 2030 Average household size: 2.52 2029 Average household size: 2.52 2028 Average household size: 2.52 2027 Average household size: 2.52 2026 Average household size: 2.52 2025 Average household size: 2.52 2024 Average household size: 2.52 2023 Average household size: 2.52 2022 Average household size: 2.52 2021 Average household size: 2.52 2020 Average household size: 2.52 2019 Average household size: 2.52 2018 Average household size: 2.52 2017 Average household size: 2.52 2016 Average household size: 2.52 2015 Average household size: 2.52 2014 Average household size: 2.52 2013 Average household size: 2.53 2012 Average household size: 2.53 2011 Average household size: 2.54 2036 Average household size: 2.51 2035 Average household size: 2.51 2034 Average household size: 2.51 2033 Average household size: 2.51 2032 Average household size: 2.52 2031 Average household size: 2.52 2030 Average household size: 2.52 2029 Average household size: 2.52 2028 Average household size: 2.52 2027 Average household size: 2.52 2026 Average household size: 2.52 2025 Average household size: 2.52 2024 Average household size: 2.52 2023 Average household size: 2.52 2022 Average household size: 2.52 2021 Average household size: 2.52 2020 Average household size: 2.52 2019 Average household size: 2.52 2018 Average household size: 2.52 2017 Average household size: 2.52 2016 Average household size: 2.52 2015 Average household size: 2.52 2014 Average household size: 2.52 2013 Average household size: 2.53 2012 Average household size: 2.53 2036 Households: 30,957 2035 Households: 30,648 2034 Households: 30,338 2033 Households: 30,028 2032 Households: 29,719 2031 Households: 29,409 2030 Households: 29,096 2029 Households: 28,785 2028 Households: 28,474 2027 Households: 28,164 2026 Households: 27,857 2025 Households: 27,550 2024 Households: 27,245 2023 Households: 26,943 2022 Households: 26,640 2021 Households: 26,338 2020 Households: 26,032 2019 Households: 25,732 2018 Households: 25,430 2017 Households: 25,126 2016 Households: 24,824 2015 Households: 24,509 2014 Households: 24,205 2013 Households: 23,959 2012 Households: 23,737 2011 Households: 23,465 2036 Total population: 80,410 2035 Total population: 79,591 2034 Total population: 78,776 2033 Total population: 78,034 2032 Total population: 77,297 2031 Total population: 76,541 2030 Total population: 75,775 2029 Total population: 75,022 2028 Total population: 74,270 2027 Total population: 73,502 2026 Total population: 72,757 2025 Total population: 71,870 2024 Total population: 71,104 2023 Total population: 70,320 2022 Total population: 69,546 2021 Total population: 68,775 2020 Total population: 67,940 2019 Total population: 67,167 2018 Total population: 66,399 2017 Total population: 65,537 2016 Total population: 64,748 2015 Total population: 63,851 2014 Total population: 63,110 2013 Total population: 62,664 2012 Total population: 62,211 2011 Total population: 61,809
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, July 2014.

Key findings

In 2011, the total population of Wagga Wagga City was estimated to be 61,809 people. It is expected to increase by over 10,900 people to 72,757 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 1.09%. This is based on an increase of over 4,300 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.54 to 2.52 by 2026.

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